By Ononye VC
The St Mary’s Catholic Church,Onitsha Inland Town was agog during the week(25th April 2021) as the high command of the Knights of St Mulumba Nigeria,elevated Sir and Lady Osita James Igweike to the Second Degree of the Order.
The Investiture was done in the full glare of worshippers during 10:00am mass with the Parish Priest Very Rev Rev Fr Johnbosco Okafor presiding with the Chaplain.
Sir and Lady Igweike were adorned with the KSM Second Degree regalia while Sir Igweike was handed over a glittering sword to empower him symbolically to fight enemies of the church and to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ without fear.
The Grand Knight of Knights of St Francis Subcouncil Onitsha,Sir ….Achukwu and the Deputy Grand Knight, Sir …..Enendu assisted in decorating the newly investees to the admiration of the congregation.
In his remarks, the Parish Priest, Very Rev Fr Johnbosco Okafor commended the Knights for elevating the couple whom he said have dedicated themselves to the service of God and humanity.
According to Fr Johnbosco, Knighthood is for service and sacrifice and that only those with the spirit of sacrifice can go for Knighthood.
The Knights he said have been making enormous contributions towards development of the church and defence of its doctrines and values.
He charged Sir and Lady Igweike to be good ambassadors of the Order and prayed that God will continue to guide and provide for them.
Grand Knight of St Francis Subcouncil, Sir ….Achukwu congratulated the Igweikes and told them that the sky was their limit if they continue to be committed to the ideals of the Order.